International Crisis Group

By IAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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Somalia is  on the whole debased  by the UN and it has become the norm for the UN to dictate for Somali federal government how to do business in Somalia. In sum, it is no longer a secret that the UN is the entity that runs in the background the political machines and all decision-making […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2013
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By Abebe Gellaw Exactly a year ago, ESAT declared the death of Meles Zenawi. That was the most important breaking news in the last two decades. TPLF went into frenzy to bury the news under a barrage of counter-propaganda. Bereket Simon went on ETV to curse ESAT and reassure the nation that the “great...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 9th, 2013
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The International Crisis Group issued on 6 May a very helpful report entitled Zimbabwe: Elections Scenarios. Prepared by Piers Pigou, the ICG’s Southern Africa projects director and his team, this report should be required reading for those outside of Zimbabwe wanting to understand where the differen...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2013
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Zimbabwe: Election Scenarios Johannesburg/Brussels: The pervasive fear of violence and intimidation in Zimbabwe’s 2013 elections contradicts political leaders’ rhetorical commitments to peace, and raises concerns that the country may not be ready to go to the polls. Zimbabwe: Election Scenarios, the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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Mali and its international partners need to seize the moment for national dialogue to forestall renewed political and security crises. Mali: Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the situation in Mali after France’s military interven...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 28th, 2013
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Change is in the air in Eritrea, a highly authoritarian state, but any political transition will require internal political inclusion and channels for external dialogue if it is to preserve stability and improve Eritrean life. Concerned Western partners, neighbours and other governments with special ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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By Armin Rosen, Atlantic A recent UN resolution assumes that the country has made serious progress. Here’s why it may be wrong. A Somali government soldier stands guard at the scene of a deadly suicide attack on a restaurant at the Lido beach in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu March 1, 2013. ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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Amanda Sperber, policymic General elections are about to take place in Kenya. The media can’t stay away from stories about lots of bloodshed in African countries, and after 2007-2008’s violent election, has been waiting with bated breath for this big showdown. It is the hundreds of thousands st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 25th, 2013
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By Magdi El-Gizouli The International Crisis Group (ICG) recently released a report on thewar in South Kordofan, the first as it said in a series of reports on the on-going conflicts in Sudan’s peripheries. In their introduction the author(s) offered the disclaimer that the ICG “could not obtain acce...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 5th, 2013
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Amit Singh The refusal to prop up President Francois Bozize signals a shift in foreign policy, despite military action in Mali. When France received requests from two of its former African colonies to intervene in their domestic conflicts these past couple of months, its replies could not have been m...